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Gawthorpe Celebrations is a traditional English holiday event occurring on the first Saturday in May

As Eric Hobsbawm has remarked in a classic study, The invention of tradition (1983), traditions don’t spring out of nowhere. They have to be invented. The same can be said of nation states, which Benedict Arnold famously spoke of as imagined communities. As a March 28, 2013 Globe and Mail article indicates, sometimes these imagined communities have a limited impact on […]


Aviation in Canada: The Pioneer Decades (2008) provides overview of Curtiss flying school at Long Branch, near Toronto

Aviation in Canada: The Pioneer Decades (2008) by Larry Milberry is described as “the first general interest book dedicated to Canada’s beginnings in flight.” I became interested in the book as a result of receiving a JPEG file of a photo (see below) by Bob Lansdale of a photo of the “Y” Squadron air crew, Long Branch. […]


News highlights

Once or twice a week I send out news highlights to my email distribution list, which I set up as part of the Parkview School story, before I set up the Preserved Stories website. The news highlights, in turn, are based on my online Newsletter category. I set up the newsletter – a format that […]


Lakeshore Collegiate Institute Plays by the Lake and eSchool News

The following message is from Pamela Gough’s Office: Forwarded on behalf of TDSB Ward 3 Trustee Pamela Gough LCI Plays by the Lake We are pleased to announce that Lakeshore C.I.’s Play-by-the-Lake is about to begin. For the next three evenings, February 6, 7 and 8, we will be presenting not one, not two, but three […]


Along the shore (Jane Fairburn 2013)

Update: In response to the post you are now reading, we’ve received additional information, from Jim Carr and Catherine O’Marra, regarding the motorcycle featured in the photograph. [End of update] A recent project has involved tracking down information related to the photograph on this page. The caption refers to the radial bridge over Highway 2 […]


Condominium development in Port Dalhousie heritage conservation district

I subscribe to an e-mail newsletter from the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario. You can subscribe at the ACO website, which you can access through the link in the previous sentence. From time to time I like to post excerpts from such publications. The most recent edition of the ACO newsletter features the news items posted below. […]